With 2010 a mere two weeks away, Laserfiche (news, site) is already setting the bar in records management by announcing that it has renewed its DoD 5015.2 V3 certification, and added certification for physical records management.

The physical records certification comes with the integration with Infolinx a provider of both custom and commercial-off-the-shelf records and information management system software, and a Professional Developer Program partner of Laserfiche.

On its own, Laserfiche Records Management Edition (RME) is a version of Laserfiche's enterprise content management system is that enables users track the life cycle of records in Laserfiche repositories and ensures compliance with the regulatory criteria for DoD 5015.2 V3 certification.

DoD 5015.2 V3 certification also means that Laserfiche has developed an information management system that complies with Sarbanes-Oxley, HIPAA, USA PATRIOT Act, SEC and FINRA, amongst others.

For its part, Infolinx brings to the table barcode and Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) technology which enables physical file and electronic record tracking as well as retention schedule management, color-coded label printing and document imaging into RME.

By extending RME to include physical records management, Laserfiche now has more certified components than any other vendor, Tom Wayman Product Strategy VP says, although there will undoubtedly some vendors who disagree.

With a large base of federal, state and local government organizations in its client portfolio, the commercial value of achieving DoD 5015.2 V3 cannot be overestimated and with mounting compliance and transparency pressures across the industry it is only a matter of time before vendors in the records management space are going to have to go the same route.